Feature Friday – Stroke Rehabilitation – As Good As It Gets?

The below is a guest post from Dr. Jill Seale, Program Director for the NeuroRecovery Training Institute’s new Specialty Certification in Stroke Recovery. Thanks, Jill for your leadership and getting this off the ground. We’re looking forward to its debut and know it will be a terrific offering under your leadership.



The statistics are staggering…almost 800…

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Please Don’t Lecture Me!

A lecture is an oral presentation intended to present information or teach people about a particular subject, for example by a university or college teacher.  When I was younger I received frequent lectures from my mother on the particular subject of staying out too late.  Though my mother was highly versed in the subject matter, and it was delivered with…

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Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems – Student Loan Debt in PT

This recent blog post from Alicia Jeffrey struck a nerve and was a good reminder of the lurking bad news behind what is otherwise generally good news in DPT education, primarily a robust applicant pool and growing demand for physical therapy in light of the aging population and health care reform. The lurking bad news is namely student debt. Take…

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3 Ways to Grow Your Leadership; Get Beyond “Hacks”

The topic of leadership will almost always grab our interest, especially the readers of this blog. Unfortunately, most short written pieces (like a blog post) are a list of hacks  or techniques. While hacks may be helpful for “doing” leadership to a certain extent, they usually don’t help me get to my end goal of being a better leader…

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Can Pain Science Learn From Cowboys?

The scent in the air held a mixture of sweat, cattle and horses. Chances are the professional cowboys all started out at the age of 4 or 5 on a padded oil barrel. As they gained experience, they rode sheep… and calves… and steers. I totally understand their focus of living and breathing living the life of a cowboy. Anything…

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Is your treatment needed to get patients well?

Do all patients need treatment to get well? How much treatment does the patient really need to become well again? Who should pay for treatments aimed at getting patients well? When considering some of these deep questions, the Illness-Wellness Continuum may be helpful. The Illness-Wellness Continuum was a concept proposed by John W. Travis in 1972. This perspective…

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